Nicki Minaj Blames Target and Walmart for Low Album Sales
It is always risky to re-release an album and Nicki Minaj is learning that the hard way, although, it doesn’t seem like she’s willing to be objective about the reality of the situation.
The Re-Up is a revamped up version of her currently available effort, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. The new and improved album was dropped on November 19, 2012 and it’s not quite getting the love she was expecting but she claims to know the reason why – big box retail stores!
During a recent interview, she lamented over the fact that Walmart and Target declined to participate in selling The Re-Up and now she’s suffering the consequences! She revealed that Target is actually her biggest retailer and, while she thanked them for her success, she expressed that she wishes they had been willing to carry this title.
Here’s the funniest part, she says that the stores said that they chose not to stock her album because “the last few re-releases they had put out did not do well and they didn't want to take a chance.” That should tell her something right there. Rather than blame the retailers, maybe it’s time to admit that fans may not be interested in re-released albums since she’s not the only artist to experience failure.
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